Book Review: Before He Finds Her

Before He Finds Her: A Novel by Michael Kardos My rating: 5 of 5 stars An engrossing read, Kardos’s second novel captivates both as a thriller and as a character study that asks deep questions about love, family, truth, and the will to change. As anyone who has read The Three-Day Affair might expect, KardosContinue reading “Book Review: Before He Finds Her”

Mystery and Mayhem

There’s plenty of mystery in this year’s Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium keynote novel, The Widow and the Tree, and there is crime, both contemplated and perpetrated, though I wouldn’t classify the novel as a mystery exactly. It blends some elements of that genre, along with the gothic modern fairy tale that Welty uses in herContinue reading “Mystery and Mayhem”

A Great Summer Read

One Last Good Time¬† by¬†Michael Kardos I love the dark humor in these stories. The book is a linked short story collection in which the stories that have returning characters comment on each other and further develop the characters, though the collection does not read like a novel. Each story stands on its own, yetContinue reading “A Great Summer Read”